A Night For Green Beauty: 2015

Chicago in all its summertime glory

Hello, beautiful people!  I know, I owe you a post on A Night For Green Beauty that took place in Chicago a few days back.  Every year, the ladies of La Bella Figura and their sponsors put on a beautiful event in a different city to celebrate and promote Clean, Green Beauty.  I’ve been attending since its inception, and every year it just gets better.

The ladies of La Bella Figura and their gorgeous tablescape

As a blogger, this event means so much to me.  It gives me a chance to cultivate and maintain relationships with brand founders and retailers who I wouldn’t necessarily see in the flesh otherwise.  Yes, we are always emailing and keeping in touch on Instagram, but it’s so nice to have a little chat face-to-face with like-minded peeps.  And, did I mention that this little community is the most warm, welcoming and genuine bunch a girl could ask for?  I always leave A Night for Green Beauty encouraged, grateful and basically just pumped about what I do for a living.

I met some really lovely people behind brands I have not yet tried, like Province Apothecary and Mahalo Skincare and Root Science, just to name a few.  And, of course, I saw some favorites like Kevin and Hillary of True Nature Botanicals, Suzanne of One Love Organics and Munemi of Mun Beauty.

My hair and makeup look for Integrity Botanicals

This year, a “runway” show opened the event, and Integrity Botanicals, one of the sponsors (and one of my favorite places to shop online), asked me to model a hair and makeup look for them.  Josh Rosebrook, who is a Green Haircare/Skincare genius, styled my hair, and Sheri Stroh did my makeup.  You need to take a look at her work on Instagram; she is so talented, and not in the contour-you-within-an-inch-of-your-life kind of way, I might add.  I also got a totally Green manicure from Jenny Perillo, who owns Noktivo Natural Nail Spa.  My nails looked perfect for NINE days.  Yes, I’m serious; it was the best mani of my life!

After “The Show”. Time for a drink 😉

Richard joined me for the quick trip and we left Annabel at home with our cousin, Eliza.  I am always so nervous and anxiety-ridden every time I leave her, but I think Annabel had a pretty awesome three days.

Looks like a good Sunday to me

Our long weekend wasn’t so bad, either.  We stayed at Soho House in the Fulton Market neighborhood/West Loop in Chicago, and it had the best vibe (not to mention that fact that it was gorgeous and the service was on-point).  The day after the event, we went to our first Cubs game in four years (Richard is a life-long fan), and we had some amazing meals.

Soho House Chicago


It’s true love, people. I’m wearing a bucket hat.

‘Twas a great weekend.  I can’t wait to fill you in more on all the new products I’ll be testing!

I hope your week is off to a great start.   🙂